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When should ethical subjects, as distinct from skills training, be taught? By the time people have continuing education requirements they are set in their ways. The programs are largely skill-based updates, advances in technology, or financial incentives/fines. These are important topics, but do not substitute for genuine ethical education. (Credit: Erce/Shutterstock/Shutterstock) When should ethical subjects, as distinct from skills training, be taught? By the time people have continuing education requirements they are set in their ways. The programs are largely skill-based updates, advances in technology, or financial incentives/fines. These are important topics, but do not substitute for genuine ethical education. (Credit: Erce/Shutterstock/Shutterstock)

Continuing education (CE) courses are required for most licensed professionals. One might think errors and omissions claims would be an endangered species, but, alas, they’re thriving.

Online fee-based classes are readily available and have been especially popular during the two years of pandemic restrictions. Many law firms and vendors offer accredited CE courses free of charge as a form of business development. So why are so many professionals being sued?

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